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"Pupils report that they feel safe at all times, including online."

- 'Good' OFSTED REPORT 2017 - Moorside Junior School

Our Board of Governors

Governors are the largest group of Volunteers in the UK. The statutory core roles of the Governing Board are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Our Governing Board currently consists of eight members:

  • Headteacher
  • One Local Authority Governor
  • Two Parent Governors
  • Three Co-opted Governors
  • One Staff Governor

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Board for their particular skill(s) and/or expertise.

The Governing Board may also appoint Associate Governors for a particular project or for their skill(s) and/or expertise. Newly appointed Governors will be an Associate Governor until they have participated in Governor training / education to enable them to understand the role and its remit. Associate Governors cannot vote.

Please see the Governor Profile document for further information about the Governors.

This Governing Board does not have any committees: all Governors attend all meetings. Governors may work independently or serve on Panels.

Governors have specific roles / links to enable them to monitor the effectiveness of the School Improvement Plan on all the factors relevant to the School and the education provision for the children. The Governors Annual Statement will give you an outline / summary of our previous Academic year’s work.  The Members Profile and the Structure Chart will give you more information regarding the Governing Board members; their remit and how The Governing Board is organised.

The Governing Board Minutes (exempting the Confidential Minutes) will be published on the school website: they can only be published when agreed / approved at the following meeting.

Please ask at the school office if you require a hard copy of any policy / information on our website: there is no charge for this.

Contact myself or the other Governors if you have any queries or would just like to meet / chat with us. Governors will try to attend school events as these are important and a good way to meet you. On a personal note, I look forward to meeting you.

Chris Lea, Chair Of Governors.

How to contact Governors:

Email at: [email protected]

You can also leave a message / letter at the School Office for the Chair of Governors or any Governor by name.

The Clerk to Governors is Andrew Welsh: [email protected]

Or leave a message / letter for him at the School Office.

Click on the following links for more Governance information:

Governing Board Meeting Agenda Cycle 2019-20

Governor Register of Business Interests 2019-20

Chart to Demonstrate Governing Board Structure

School Governor Role Description

Vice Chair of Governors Role Description

Chair of Governors Role Description

Governor Code of Conduct

Governing Board Delegation Planner

Governors Allowances Expenses Policy

Governors School Visits Policy (Link /Monitoring Visits)

Governors School Visits Policy (Non Link / Monitoring Visits)

Governor School Handbook

Reviews from the Children

Gracie, Year 6

"My favourite thing about school is the teachers because they are so kind and helpful".

Andrew, Year 6

"I enjoy when we have Forest School because we have the best hot chocolate and marshmallows and find animals".

Emily, Year 6

"I enjoy doing art with Mr Moss and Forest School. The most enjoyable thing is going on residential trips like Marrick".

Evie, Year 3

"I like Literacy because it makes my writing better. I also like PE because we learn new skills that we don't know yet".

Ethan, Year 3

"I enjoy our big field as we can play on the play equipment".

Liam, Year 3

"I like PE as we get to learn with Mr Doey".

Xander, Year 3

"I like Forest School as we get to eat Marshmallows!"

Kolby, Year 3

"I enjoy play times as I get to play with my friends".

Beatrice, Year 3

"I enjoy reading because we learn new things from books".

Edward, Year 3

"I like Maths and Topic. In Topic, we find out about different Countries".

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Key Worker Registration

As you will have heard, schools are to remain partially open for specific groups of pupils over the coming weeks.  To help us collate a weekly list of children who will be in school so we can manage appropriate staffing, we ask that you complete this form EACH WEEK if you feel that you fall into a 'key worker' category and you require childcare for the following week.


Please make sure this form is completed by the Thursday prior to the following week you require childcare.